Albertsons to lay off 5,000-plus Florida workers


TAMPA BAY, Fla. Grocery store chain Albertsons will lay off more than 5,000 workers in Florida, the company announced Wednesday.

Those laid off will include 121 workers at an Albertsons distribution center in Plant City, Fla., and more than 5,000 at 49 of its stores throughout the state, which it is selling to Publix Super Markets.

Based in Boise, Idaho, Albertsons is a banner of Supervalu.

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